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Abrosexual people experience their sexual orientation as fluid and/or changing over time. Although other kinds of fluidity may involve changes in the genders someone is attracted to, abrosexuality involves someone's entire orientation changing over time. The intensity of their attractions may change as well.[1] There is no set schedule experienced by all abrosexual people; it may fluctuate between hours, days, weeks, months, or even years for their orientations to change. Some abrosexual individuals do have their own fixed patterns or schedules, but not all. Some may be fluid between a few orientations, while others are fluid between several.[2]

Because abrosexual people can sometimes be asexual, abrosexuality can fall under the asexual spectrum. It also falls under the multisexuality umbrella, which includes people who are romantically or sexuality attracted to multiple genders.[2]

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Etymology

The prefix "abro-" comes from the Greek habrós, meaning "graceful" or "delicate".[3][4] This symbolizes the movement and changing nature of people who are abrosexual.[5]

Community

Abrosexual pride day is July 2nd.[6]

History

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Flag

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According to several online sources, Mod Chad created the abrosexual flag in 2015 following a request from an anonymous Tumblr user who wanted to represent their sexuality with the “typical five color flags that fades from #46D294 to white to #EE1766.” However, both the term and the flag are also thought to have originated in 2013 on DeviantArt, which later gained traction on Tumblr. [7][2][8]

The meaning behind the colors of the flag is unknown, but people have speculated that green represents a queer attraction, the fade to white is for the in-between stage of attraction shifting, and pink is for the actual shift itself. Furthermore, the colors match that of a watermelon, which could be a fun pun on the fluidity of the orientation.[8]

Distinction

Pansexual

Pansexual refers to someone who experiences attraction to all genders, and gender does not play a role in their attraction. Abrosexuality is different from pansexuality because of its changing nature. A person who is abrosexual may, at times, be pansexual, but at other times they may be heterosexual or asexual. Their sexual orientation is in flux. People who are pansexual are attracted to all people no matter their gender or sexuality.[5]

Controversy

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Perceptions and discrimination

Many times, when abrosexual people come out, they’re expected to prove that their sexuality, experience of oppression, gender, and love is genuine and authentic rather than just a ‘phase.’[6]

Media

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References

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